Smoke bombs found at Tulsa intersections

TULSA - Investigators have determined the objects found at two south Tulsa intersections were commercial fireworks made to look like Mark II hand grenades, Tulsa police said.

"Deploying it in the middle of a Tulsa intersection is not too smart," said Sgt. Jacob Thompson with the Tulsa Bomb Squad. "It did look real."

Police say a woman called 911 around 4:30 p.m. to report what appeared to be a hand grenade in the intersection at 71st Street and South Mingo Road.

Shortly after police arrived, another object that looked like a hand grenade was found near 61st Street and South Mingo Road, police say.

The Tulsa bomb squad was called in to detonate the two objects.

The intersections at 61st and 71st on South Mingo Road were shut down for two hours as police deemed the area safe to travel.

Police are investigating to see who placed the objects at the intersections and will examine traffic video.

If you have any information on the incident, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS(2677).

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